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Blood Type Diet - Type A

Type As flourish on vegetarian diets. Type As are predisposed to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It is particularly important for sensitive Type As to get their foods in as natural a state as possible: fresh, pure, and organic. When you get on the Type A Diet, you will naturally be thinner. If you are accustomed to eating meat, you'll lose weight rather rapidly in the beginning as you eliminate the toxic foods from your diet. And when you follow the Type diet, you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short-circuit the development of life-threatening diseases.

When Type As eat meat, they experience sluggishness. Type As have low stomach-acid content, therefore they have a hard time digesting meat. Since Type As eat very little animal protein, nuts and seeds supply an important protein component. Type As also thrive on the vegetable proteins found in beans and legumes, except those mentioned for the "Avoid" list. These beans can cause a decrease in insulin production, which may cause obesity and diabetes. Tofu should be a staple in the Type A Diet.

Dairy foods are also poorly digested by Type As, and can cause metabolic slowdown. Type As can tolerate small amounts of fermented dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, nonfat sour cream, and cultured dairy products.

Vegetables are vital to the Type A Diet, providing minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Type A are very sensitive to the lectins in potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. They aggravate the delicate stomach of Type A. Type A should eat more fruits that are alkaline, avoid mangoes, papaya and oranges for they are not good for your digestive tract.

Best on Vegetarian Diet

Comments Most Beneficial Food allowed Food not allowed
Meats and Poultry Type As should eliminate all meats from their diet.
Chicen, Cornish hens, Turkey Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal, Venison, Duck, Goose
Carp, Cod, Grouper, Mackerel, Monkfish, Pickerel, Red snapper, Rainbow trout, Salmon, Sardine, Sea trout, Silver perch, Snail, Whitefish, Yellow Perch All kinds except those listed not allowed Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluefish, Bluegill bass, Catfish, Caviar, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Frog, Gray sole, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Lobster, Lox, Mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Scallop, Shad, Shrimp, Sold, Squid, Striped bass, Tilefish, Turtle
Dairy Most dairy products are not digestible for Type As
Yogurt, Mozzarella, Feta, Goat cheese, Goat milk, Kefir, Ricotta, String cheese All other cheeses and milk
Flaxseed oil, Olive oil Canola Oil, Cod liver oil Oil of corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower and sesame
Peanuts, Pumpkin Seeds All kinds except those listed not allowed Brazil nuts, cashews, Pistachios
Beans These beans can cause a decrease in insulin production for Type As.

Beans - copper, garbanzo, kidney, lima, navy, red, tamarind

Type As thrive on the vegetable proteins found in beans and legumes Beans (Aduke, Azuki, Black, Green, Pinto, Red soy), Lentils and Black-eyed peas All kinds except those listed not allowed
Grains Type As generally do well on cereals and grains. Select the more concentrated whole grains instead of instant and processed cereals. Amaranth, Buckwheat

Cream of wheat, Familia, Farina, Granola, Grape nuts, Wheat germ, Seven grain, Shredded wheat, Wheat bran, Durum wheat
Bread & Noodles Type As have a wonderful selection and choices in grains and pastas Bread (Essene, Ezekiel, Soya flour, Sprouted wheat), Rice cakes, Flour (Oat, Rice, Rye), Soba Noodles, Pasta (Artichoke) All kinds except those listed not allowed English muffins, Bread (High-protein whole wheat, Multi-grain), Matzos, pumpernickel, Wheat bran muffins, Flour (white, whole wheat), Pasta (Semolina, spinach)
Vegetables Type As are very sensitive to these vegetables. They have a strong deleterious effect on the Type A digestive tract.

Peppers, olives, Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Yams, All kinds of cabbage, Tomatoes, Lima beans, Eggplant, Mushroom

These vegetables enhance the immune system of Type As Garlic, Onions, Broccoli, carrots, collard greens, kale, pumpkin, spinach

Vegetables are vital to the Type A diet, providing minerals, enzymes and Antioxidants. Eat vegetables in as natural a state as possible (raw or steamed) to preserve their full benefits Artichoke, Chicory, Greens (Dandelion, Swiss Chard), Horseradish, Leek, Romaine, Okra, Parsley, Alfalfa Sprouts, Tempeh, Tofu, Turnip All kinds except those listed not allowed
Fruits Most fruits are allowed for Type As, although try to emphasize more alkaline fruits can help to balance the grains that are acid forming in Type As muscle tissues Berries (blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cranberries), plums, Prunes, Figs All kinds except those listed not allowed

High mold counts of these fruits make it hard for Type As to digest

Melons, cantaloupe, honeydew

Type As don't do well on these fruits

Mangoes, papaya, Bananas, Coconuts

These fruits are stomach irritant for Type As, and they also interfere with the absorption of minerals.

Orange, Rhubarb, Tangerines

The digestive enzyme in this fruit is an excellent digestive aid for Type As Pineapples, Cherries, Apricots

These fruits exhibit alkaline tendencies after digestion which has a positive effects on the Type A stomach Grapefruit, Lemon

Spices The right combination of spices can be powerful immune-system boosters for Type As Tamari, miso, soysauce, garlic, ginger

Good source of iron, a mineral that is lacking in the Type A Diet Blackstrap molasses

Avoid these because the acids tend to cause stomach lining irritation

Vinegar, Pepper (black, cayenne, white), Capers, Plain Gelatin, Wintergreen
Condiments These products should be avoided because Type As have low levels of stomach acid

Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Pickles, Relish, Worcestershire sauce
Beverages These beverages help to improve the immune systems for Type As Hawthorn, Aloe, Alfalfa, Burdock, Echinacea, Green tea, Red wine (1 glass / day)

These beverages help Type As to increase their stomach-acid secretions Ginger, Slippery elm, Coffee (1 cup / day)

These don't suit the digestive system of Type As, nor do they support the immune system

Beer, Distilled liquor, Seltzer water, Soda, Black Tea